The Percy Program

It is a fight to level the playing field to be able to compete for jobs and careers on the basis of skills and make available apprentice training to all. In 1973 Al Percy launched a class action lawsuit to give workers like him a chance to better their lot in life. It would also ensure the availability of skilled workers to build the infrastructure of the future. Who is Al Percy? What is the lawsuit?

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Matter of Fullilove v Carey 48 NY2d 826 regarding Executive Order 45 unenforceable and unconstitutional

  • Text
  • Fullilove
  • Carey
  • Programs
  • Appellate
  • Regulations
  • Affirmative
  • Unconstitutional
  • Affirmed
  • Contracts
  • Contractors
  • Unenforceable

Matter

Matter of Fullilove v Carey, 48 N.Y.2d 826 (1979) 399 N.E.2d 1203, 424 N.Y.S.2d 183 requirement that rules and regulations or programs be developed by the Commissioner of Human Rights, and since the order “ 'assumes the power of the Legislature to set State policy in an area of concededly increasing public concern.' ” APPEARANCES OF COUNSEL Robert Abrams, Attorney-General (Shirley Adelson Siegel, Dominick J. Tuminaro, Arnold D. Fleischer and Judith T. Kramer of counsel), for Hugh L. Carey, as Governor of the State of New York, appellant. Ann Thacher Anderson for Office of State Contract Compliance, Division of Human Rights, appellant. Robert G. Benisch, Robert J. Fink and Richard O'Hara for respondents. Victor M. Goode, Alton Maddox, Jr., and Howard Lane for National Conference of Black Lawyers and another, amici curiae. M. D. Taracido, Kenneth Kimerling, Peter Bienstock and Idelisse Malave for Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc., amicus curiae. OPINION OF THE COURT Order affirmed, without costs, for the reasons stated in the opinion by Mr. Justice J. Clarence Herlihy at the Appellate Division (62 AD2d 798; see, also, Matter of Fullilove v Beame, 48 NY2d 376, decided herewith). Concur: Chief Judge Cooke and Judges Jasen, Gabrielli, Jones and Wachtler. Judges Fuchsberg and Meyer dissent *828 and vote to reverse (see dissenting opn by Fuchsberg, J., in Matter of Fullilove v Beame, 48 NY2d 376, decided herewith). Copr. (C) 2020, Secretary of State, State of New York End of Document © 2020 Thomson Reuters. No claim to original U.S. Government Works. © 2020 Thomson Reuters. No claim to original U.S. Government Works. 2

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